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Powless, The Climber From Sacramento

He not only rides with style, but also with undeniable class. Neilson Powless, 20, should be one of the main attractions on the next Tour de l’Avenir, that kicks off in Brittany (Loudéac) on August 18th and finishes on August 27th with three selective days through the Alps. The son of two professional triathletes from…

The New Squadron of Colombian Climbers

“It’s a very good team from Colombia. In Colombia, the level is very high at the moment and you have to be very good to win a selection. We will line-up as favorites.” This is not a prediction, but the opinion of Hector Urrego, the “historic” journalist of Colombian cycling who knowns everything about the…

French Firepower

Pierre-Yves Chatelon, the coach of the French under-23, is aware that he may not have a climber of the caliber of David Gaudu, winner of last year’s Tour de l’Avenir, for this edition of the race that will connect Brittany to the Alps from August 18th to 27th. This does not mean that the French…

A Stepping Stone To Today’s Elite

The Tour de l’Avenir is clearly a busy gateway leading young talent to the hard world of professional cycling. Proving it once again, is the Tour de France that just concluded. The Yellow Jersey winner, Christopher Froome, built an atypical path to success, but a number of the riders who stood out during this year’s…

Adrien Costa, a Favorite Takes a Break

It’s big news. Considered a great hope for US cycling and revealed last year on French soil by a convincing win in the Tour de Bretagne, the Franco-American Adrien Costa had made the upcoming Tour de l’Avenir (August 18-27) the big goal of his season. But in a year marked by mononucleosis and fatigue, Adrien…

Preview Time For The French National Team

The French pre-selection for the Tour de l’Avenir (August 18 to 27) is already in the Alps. National coach Pierre-Yves Chatelon called up a group of twelve riders for a July 16-21 training camp as part of a partnership between the French national teams and the Maurienne tourism organization. Half of the team is preparing…

Tour de l’Avenir 2017: the main goal of Egan Bernal

He may not be well known yet by the general public but on the other side of the Atlantic it is common to hear his name as the successor of Nairo Quintana. Aged 20, the young Colombian Egan Bernal is already a phenomenon and will line up for the start of the 54th Tour de…

June 19th Press Conference: Presentation of the Tour de l’Avenir 2017

On Monday, June 19th, the Tour de l’Avenir 2017 was presented to the press during a press conference held on the terrace of the Hotel Les Rives du Ter in Larmor-Plage (Morbihan), managed by Guy CHAZEAUD. Bernard HINAULT, Head of Public Relations of the Tour de l’Avenir, Henri LE BOBINNEC, in charge of coordination for…

A team from Brittany Will Line Up For the Tour de l’Avenir 2017

Didier MARCHAND, Chairman of the Comité de Bretagne de Cyclisme, accompanied by Gilbert MOUELLIC, 1st Deputy Vice-President, and Didier SIMON, Vice-President, were present at the presentation press conference of the Tour de l’Avenir. They confirmed that the Comité de Bretagne de Cyclisme will accept the invitation of the Tour de l’Avenir to line up a…

4 stages of the Tour de l’Avenir 2017 LIVE on EUROSPORT 1

With the good viewership numbers recorded last year during two live broadcast stages, the sports channel wanted to confirm and grow its commitment to the Tour de l’Avenir. In 2017, a summary will be produced daily and 4 stages will air live on Eurosport 1: Friday 19 August – Stage 1: Loudéac – Loudéac Saturday…

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